SuVolta Power-Saving Chip Process Enters Production
The DDC transistor relies on tight control of dopant concentration and depletion depth. The no-, low-, and high-dopant concentrations are achieved through multiple growth phases of epitaxial silicon prior to device fabrication. (Source: SuVolta)
David Patterson, known for his pioneering research that led to RAID, clusters and more, is part of a team at UC Berkeley that recently made its RISC-V processor architecture an open source hardware offering. We talk with Patterson and one of his colleagues behind the effort about the opportunities they see, what new kinds of designs they hope to enable and what it means for today’s commercial processor giants such as Intel, ARM and Imagination Technologies.